WASHINGTON – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that Japan is expanding market access for U.S. chipping potatoes, resuming imports from Idaho for the first time in 11 years.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of three individuals for key positions within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The president announced Gregory Ibach as Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Bill Northey as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, and Stephen Vaden as USDA’s General Counsel.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has announced that starting Sept. 1, 2017, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-13 to be National Farmers Market Week. This is the 18th year the U.S. Department of Agriculture has supported local producers by encouraging families to meet, and buy from, the farmers and other vendors at their local farmers market.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will partner with National FFA to support youth, and prepare the workforce of tomorrow for unique careers in agriculture.
WASHINGTON - July 20, 2017 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected by severe drought. USDA is adding the ability for farmers and ranchers in these areas to hay and graze CRP wetland and buffer practices.
Washington, D.C — July 18, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama. This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 23 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue authorized emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres during the primary nesting season in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana in the counties meeting D2 or greater, as indicated by the US Drought Monitor. Since that time the drought has continued to deepen and the forecast is for hot, dry weather in the upcoming week in the northern plains.
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions – indicated as categories D2 and D3 on the http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkP...
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action which the USDA finds satisfactory.